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County Courthouse

Childress County Courthouse
Courthouse Box 4
Childress, Texas 79201-3755
Phone: 940.937.6143

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1893, divorce and court records
from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records
from 1895[1]

History

Parent County

1876--Childress County was created 21 May 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Childress [2]

The county was named for George C. Childress, (1804-1841), lawyer, statesman, and author of the Texas Declaration of Independence, son of John Campbell and Elizabeth (Robertson) Childress, was born on January 8, 1804, at Nashville, Tennessee.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1891--Childress County Courthouse destroyed by fire on October 21, 1891.  All records were lost. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Childress | Carey | Kirkland | Loco | Tell

Towns and Communities from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.

Neighboring Counties

Collingsworth  • Cottle • Hall  • Hardeman • Harmon County, Oklahoma



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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

WorldCat

Findagrave.com

Interment.net


Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188025
18901,1754,600.0%
19002,13882.0%
19109,538346.1%
192010,93314.6%
193016,04446.7%
194012,149−24.3%
195012,123−0.2%
19608,421−30.5%
19706,605−21.6%
19806,9505.2%
19905,953−14.3%
20007,68829.1%
20107,041−8.4%

Churches

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Landmarks

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Childress County, Texas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Childress County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

Stories

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records


A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

  • Childress County Heritage Museum
    210 3rd Street, N.W.
    Childress, TX 79201
    817-937-2261  information
    facebook page
  • Childress Public Library
    117 Avenue B, NE
    Childress, Texas 79201
    940-937-8421 website

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Childress County, Texas. Page 660 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Childress, TX Courthouse Fire, Oct 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7340/childress-tx-childress-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1891

 

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